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Assistant , Associate or Full Project Scientist - Neurosciences

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 12th, 2018
Last review date: Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Neurosciences within the School of Medicine at UC, San Diego ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body.

This position will make innovative and significant contributions to a project that requires expertise in EEG, fMRI and eye-tracking as well as proficiency in software including MATLAB, EEGLAB/ERPLAB, AFNI, FSL and R (or a reasonable equivalent of R). The Project Scientist will be responsible for developing, conducting and analyzing experimental EEG and fMRI paradigms to identify biomarkers of change following a behavioral intervention aimed at enhancing cognition in older adults. The intervention uses gaze-driven video games and the position also requires eye-tracking experience to assess changes in eye movement speed and accuracy.

The Project Scientist will aid the Principal Investigator in writing and publishing scientific reports, manuscripts and grants.

Candidates must have a PhD in Psychology or related discipline and experience with human subject testing. Candidates must be proficient in EEGLAB/ERPLAB, AFNI, FSL, and R (or equivalent of R). The Project Scientist must be able to function independently and train students to assist in data collection.

Proficiency in MATLAB and Python is preferred.

Appointment will be at Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist level based on background and years of experience. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

A link to full description of the Project Scientist series is provided for
your review:

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San
Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at:

References may be requested from all finalists.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)